Our geography curriculum is designed to stimulate an interest and sense of wonder about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
Our aim is for our children to develop a love for the world around them and play a key role in protecting the environment in which they live. We want children to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to be able to interpret what they see, starting with their own locality before branching out and examining the world on a national and global scale.
Each study is bursting with rich vocabulary to broaden the children’s understanding of human and physical geography.
Children will develop a bank of geographical vocabulary to use across the curriculum.
Geographical concepts play a pivotal role in the development of our geography curriculum.
They are regularly revisited and built upon through year groups and across key stages to allow our childrento continue to develop and strengthen their understanding.
Our Geography studies, along with the knowledge that has gone into developing them, has been thoughtfully selected around the National Curriculum and our geographical concepts.
They are designed to build children’s cultural capital whilst being relevant, engaging and meaningful to our children’s own lives and experiences. One of our main goals is for children to be able to make sense of the complex and dynamically changing world that we live in.
Our children will use a range of maps (including digital), atlases and globes to develop their locational knowledge of the world’s continents, oceans, countries and other features studied. They will learn how to use a compass, fourand six figure grid references, symbols and keys in order to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.
They will be provided with real-life experiences both inside and outside of school through educational visits, exploration and discovery, where they will learn about key humanand physical features.
As our children progress, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
From Year 2, children begin and end each study with a learning journal entry. These graphic organisers show the teacher and child what they have learnt and offer an insight into the child's understanding of the interconnected elements they have encountered within the study. They also show the progress each child has made, without extended writing being a barrier.
Also from Year 2, children create an end of study essay, which allows them to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, enabling progress to be monitored whilst offering increased opportunities for sustained, purposeful writing at length.